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Mystics handle Mercury, bolster playoff chances

Ivory Latta scored a game-high 24 points as Washington defeats another top WNBA team.

Marlins handle Scherzer, hold off the Nationals

Right-hander gives up a pair of costly home runs as Washington drops first game of series against Miami.

More questions, and drama, for Redskins and RGIII

The RGIII saga takes another baffling turn, after yet another troubling week in Ashburn.

Maryland place kicker Brad Craddock (15) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 43-yard, game-winning field goal with 51 seconds left in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Maryland won 20-19. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The face of the Maryland football team is a kicker

Playing an often-marginalized position, Brad Craddock has earned a leadership role on and off the field.

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Battlefield shuts out No. 9 Hylton

Battlefield shuts out No. 9 Hylton

The Bobcats' ground game overpowered the turnover-plagued Bulldogs to a 28-0 victory.

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Tuscarora narrowly defeats Briar Woods, 22-16

Tuscarora narrowly defeats Briar Woods, 22-16

The Huskies rallied with a late touchdown to beat the Falcons in the season opener.

Ground game powers Battlefield to rout of No. 9 Hylton in season opener

Ground game powers Battlefield to rout of No. 9 Hylton in season opener

FOOTBALL | The Bobcats use smash-mouth football in rolling to a 28-0 win over the team many considered the preseason favorite in Prince William County.

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers broadcast booth for a 67th season

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers broadcast booth for a 67th season

Vin Scully made his announcement with help from Jimmy Kimmel.

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Tuscarora quarterback Daniel Smith helps Huskies edge Briar Woods

Tuscarora quarterback Daniel Smith helps Huskies edge Briar Woods

Smith’s three touchdowns lead Tuscarora to a 22-16 win over the Falcons in Week 1.

Mystics handle Mercury, bolster playoff chances

Mystics handle Mercury, bolster playoff chances

Ivory Latta scored a game-high 24 points as Washington defeats another top WNBA team.

Rock Ridge tops Riverside in overtime thriller in varsity debut for both teams

Rock Ridge tops Riverside in overtime thriller in varsity debut for both teams

FOOTBALL | Eric Vivian’s overtime two-point conversion delivers the first varsity football win for the Phoenix in a matchup of first-year programs.

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder tries to rob a home run that lands 30 feet behind him

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder tries to rob a home run that lands 30 feet behind him

Kiermaier shows off his flexibility and athleticism just to end up making a very not-top play.

Tuscarora edges Briar Woods as QB Daniel Smith displays poise under fire

Tuscarora edges Briar Woods as QB Daniel Smith displays poise under fire

FOOTBALL | The senior quarterback had a hand in all three Huskies touchdowns — including the game-winner — to send Tuscarora past the rival Falcons.

Freshman Jamal Speaks carries Ballou past Eastern in season opener

Freshman Jamal Speaks carries Ballou past Eastern in season opener

FOOTBALL | The speedy Speaks runs for 163 yards and three scores in his first high school game, and the Knights pull away to beat the Ramblers.

Marlins handle Scherzer, hold off the Nationals

Marlins handle Scherzer, hold off the Nationals

Right-hander gives up a pair of costly home runs as Washington drops first game of series against Miami.

Internet reacts to latest Robert Griffin III drama with a lot of head shaking, some jokes

Internet reacts to latest Robert Griffin III drama with a lot of head shaking, some jokes

Robert Griffin III was ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens by an independent neurologist. Twitter took it from there.

Friday night football: The early report

Friday night football: The early report

Forty-five local football teams kicked off their schedules Friday night around the area. Here’s a quick rundown of how they fared.

More questions, and drama, for Redskins and RGIII

More questions, and drama, for Redskins and RGIII

The RGIII saga takes another baffling turn, after yet another troubling week in Ashburn.

Finland’s Markus Halsti finally figuring into D.C. United’s plans

Finland’s Markus Halsti finally figuring into D.C. United’s plans

Experienced midfielder-defender might start with first unit against the New York Red Bulls in an MLS Eastern Conference showdown Sunday.

Independent neurologist deems Robert Griffin III unfit to play

Independent neurologist deems Robert Griffin III unfit to play

Redskins release a statement at 7:18 p.m. Friday revealing that quarterback Robert Griffin III has been ruled out of Saturday’s preseason game in Baltimore.

Independent neurologist reverses course: RGIII not cleared to play

Independent neurologist  reverses course: RGIII not cleared to play

The Redskins issued a press release which stated that the independent neurologist that had examined Griffin now recommends that he sit out vs. the Ravens instead.

TV and radio listings: August 29

TV and radio listings: August 29

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

Nationals aren’t giving away those crazy Jayson Werth walk-off bobbleheads after all

Nationals aren’t giving away those crazy Jayson Werth walk-off bobbleheads after all

The Nationals thought better of handing out the borderline obscene figure and will make a new bobblehead available at a future date.

Michael A. Taylor says tests on bruised right knee all negative

Michael A. Taylor says tests on bruised right knee all negative

After leaving Thursday night’s game with injuries, Taylor and Yunel Escobar are absent from the Nationals’ lineup vs. the Marlins.

Nats begin series vs. Marlins

Nats begin series vs. Marlins

Discuss here: Max Scherzer vs. Adam Conley in the first of three games at Nationals Park

Perry Hills will be Maryland’s starting quarterback

Perry Hills will be Maryland’s starting quarterback

The junior quarterback beats out Daxx Garman and Caleb Rowe for starting job.

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett fined $17K for preseason hit on Alex Smith

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett fined $17K for preseason hit on Alex Smith

The defensive end questioned why quarterbacks seem to get special treatment days before the NFL issued the fine.

Lakers are leaving Kobe Bryant’s future up to Kobe Bryant

Lakers are leaving Kobe Bryant’s future up to Kobe Bryant

It’s probably harder to make that decision when you’re paid $25 million per year.

Danny Espinosa makes start in left, Trea Turner makes first MLB start

Danny Espinosa makes start in left, Trea Turner makes first MLB start

Lineups for tonight’s series opener against Miami.

The face of the Maryland football team is a kicker

The face of the Maryland football team is a kicker

Playing an often-marginalized position, Brad Craddock has earned a leadership role on and off the field.

Span’s season is over

Span’s season is over

Denard Span needs surgery on his injured hip, so the Nationals recall Matt den Dekker to fill outfield void.

Woman suing Red Sox owner after being hit by foul ball in stadium

Woman suing Red Sox owner after being hit by foul ball in stadium

The issues of risk, liability and the “Baseball Rule” are all at play.

‘Nobody’ foresaw MASN squabbles

‘Nobody’ foresaw MASN squabbles

Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball officials thought they had a ‘workable arrangement’ between the Nats and Orioles. It didn’t turn out that way.

Illinois football fires Coach Tim Beckman seven days before season opener

Illinois football fires Coach Tim Beckman seven days before season opener

School finds Beckman violated school policy by pressuring players to avoid or postpone medical treatment.

Shane Mosley says he wants to fight both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

Shane Mosley says he wants to fight both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

Maybe he’ll fight them after his third retirement.

It looks like the Wizards’ practice facility won’t be in Virginia

It looks like the Wizards’ practice facility won’t be in Virginia

Owner Ted Leonsis says he doesn’t know why Virginia officials ended talks.

Kirk Cousins unplugs to avoid the noise outside Redskins Park

Kirk Cousins unplugs to avoid the noise outside Redskins Park

Cousins is taking new steps to remain focused.

Ty Lawson will help Rockets rely less on James Harden

Ty Lawson will help Rockets rely less on James Harden

The Rockets know they can decline middling opportunities in search of a better one as the clock winds down.

What a successful Redskins season looks like for Robert Griffin III

What a successful Redskins season looks like for Robert Griffin III

FANCY STATS | Washington’s quarterback has seen his impact wane each year of his three-season career.

In 2015, New Orleans Saints look to rebound from ‘frustrating disaster’

In 2015, New Orleans Saints look to rebound from ‘frustrating disaster’

It only took seven wins to claim the NFC South last season, and the Saints still couldn’t reach the playoffs.

Five Redskins story lines

Five Redskins story lines

Washington will face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 3 of the preseason. Here’s what to watch.

High school hoops phenom Leah Church hits 120 three-pointers in five minutes and isn’t done yet

The high school junior plans to break the unofficial world record and get more than 135 in five minutes next time.

D.C. United’s Hamid and Espindola might start against N.Y. Red Bulls

D.C. United’s Hamid and Espindola might start against N.Y. Red Bulls

Both players practiced “full-out” Friday and scheduled to travel with MLS’s Eastern Conference leaders for Sunday match.

N.Y. Islanders coaching legend Al Arbour dead at 82

N.Y. Islanders coaching legend Al Arbour dead at 82

He led the Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s.

Two ways the Redskins’ defense can move forward following the Junior Galette injury

Two ways the Redskins’ defense can move forward following the Junior Galette injury

Looking at the options for the Redskins as they attempt to make up for the loss of Junior Galette.

Joe Ross strikes again, but may not get many more chances

Joe Ross strikes again, but may not get many more chances

The rookie threw one of his best outings of the year Thursday night, but how many more chances will he get this season?

The Serena bump? Women’s U.S. Open final sells out before men’s for first time

The Serena bump? Women’s U.S. Open final sells out before men’s for first time

Hungry tennis fans are hoping to watch Williams become the first woman to sweep all four Grand Slams in one year since Steffi Graf did it in 1988.

Chris Davis leads pending free agents aiming to cash in after strong seasons

Chris Davis leads pending free agents aiming to cash in after strong seasons

Behind the marquee group of upcoming free agents -- David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jason Heyward -- is a collection of players who have posted some of their best numbers just as it’s time to get paid.

Smith learned from Galette

Smith learned from Galette

The 6-5, 271-pound rookie is built differently than Galette, but he learned some tricks before the veteran suffered a season-ending injury.

Browns shut down Johnny Manziel for the rest of the preseason

Browns shut down Johnny Manziel for the rest of the preseason

He won’t play in Cleveland’s last two exhibition games.

Can Calvin Johnson ever be Calvin Johnson again?

Can Calvin Johnson ever be Calvin Johnson again?

The Lions star tries to stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons.

Week Zero Friday Football Pick-‘Em

Week Zero Friday Football Pick-‘Em

Mark the start of the 2015 high school football season by making your pick for this weekend’s big games.